Although the kid is 8 years old, consider:
His own family will treat him as he is gay.
He will be tormented by classmates for being gay.
He will be picked, one out of a thousand, by pedophilic predators.
He will be pressured by other gays to acknowledge he is gay.
He will be welcomed by gays, while ostrasized by many straight people.
He will find he has much in common with gays.
(Think of the little girl who believed herself to be a bee, in the video "No Rain.")
Yeah, I bet there's a good chance that kid ends up gay.
posted on 12/13/2004 12:58:33 PM PST
Actually the kid is about 11 now - come to think of it.
Here's a tidbit about this kid, pretty sick actually. It happened about 8 months ago.
My wife's mother's family has 10 kids, they all have a number of children so the chances that there are some screws loose somewhere in this clan is pretty high.
Anyhow, she has another cousin, who is 18 years old and autistic. Nicest kid in the world. Anyway the afore mentioned 11yo cousin was "playing" with the 18 year old upstairs at an aunt's house (okay, it is a mansion, really).
To set the scene, there is an in-law apartment built into this house, a kitchen, bedroom and living room, the autistic kid was watching TV and the 11yo was in the bedroom. The mother of the autistic kid walked into the TV room to check on her son and heard the younger cousin saying "Billy, come in the bedroom and play with me in here (or something to that effect)" The mother walked in and found the kid naked in bed. Essentially he was displaying predatory characteristics at 11.
this kid comes from a pretty normal family, the father is a mailman and the mother is a teacher, he has an older brother who is quite the athlete and the father does everything to get this kid to "play ball" pun intended.
Whether or not this kid had something happen to him at an early age, I obviously can't say. I've known this kid since 1999 when i started dating my wife. We're both pretty sure he is going to end up gay, whether or not he ends up a predator who knows. But that was a troubling thing that happened. And I can venture a guess that this kid was wired this way.
Not saying all gays are, but it's fairly obvious that some are.
posted on 12/13/2004 2:32:14 PM PST
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